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Museums in Rome

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About Museums in Rome

Rome Museums are one of the major attractions in the City and you should definitely have Rome Museums' visit on your bucket list. This city is the most beautiful among the world’s popular cities and it is evident by the yearly influx of tourists. The museums contribute hugely to the attractiveness.

The following are the top 5 Rome museums:

Capitoline Museum

This museum is home to the finest copies of Roman and Greek sculptures from as early as the 15th century. It was opened to the public in 1734 and different popes had accumulated unmatched works of art for 250 years.

The collections are now kept in two palaces designed by Michelangelo; Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo dei Conservatori. Palazzo Palazzo dei Conservatori houses immense sculptures in its patio while inside you find, Bernini's extraordinary effigy of Pope Urban VIII, among other great artworks. Palazzo Nuovo, on the other hand, houses a splendid collection of antique statuary.

Maxxi

This museum is located in the locality of Flaminio and was opened in 2010. It is devoted to contemporary art, though; it also features permanent collections from painters like Francesco Clemente and Anish Kapoor It was designed by Zaha Hadid, an award-winning architect.  The museum was given a modern twist after 58 works were added to it from Claudia Gian Ferrari, a historian and departed Milanese art dealer.

Galleria Borghese

This museum is one of the most renowned and prestigious around the world. It holds a collection by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, which he amassed in the 17th century and comprises Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love, a group of Caravaggios and also Bernini’s sculpture Apollo and Daphne. It also has sculptures by Canova. Visits to the gallery are booked and it has allocated operating times.

Palazzo Altemps

In the 16th century, this museum was bought by an Austrian cardinal. Then in 1958 it went back to state ownership and was opened in 1982 to the public. It houses classical sculptures and outstanding prehistoric statues collections from four family dynasties. It's also home to the great Ludovisi throne among other great works of art.

Auditorium Parco Della Musica

Parco Della Musica was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano and inaugurated on December 21st, 2002. It's a cultural music venue and is today one of the most visited where in 2014 it received more than two million visitors. It has three concert halls; Sala Santa Cecilia with 2800 seats, Sala Sinopoli with 1200 seats and Sala Petrassi with 700 seats. The lobby that connects them is an exhibition room with artifacts. In addition, reminiscing ancient Greek and Roman performance, there is a beautiful Cavea with an open-air theatre, a traditional amphitheater, an archaeological museum bearing artifacts from 6th century BC and an art gallery. All the Rome Museums have guide tours and an English speaking guide is booked earlier at 9 Euros


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Rome is replete with historical monuments. A great way to learn about Rome’s history and culture is to visit these sites.

Permissions may vary for each museum, it’s best to ask at the ticket or information center.

Vatican museums, Santa Maria in Trastevere, Galleria Borghese, Musei Capitolini, and Palazzo Doria Pamphilj are among the best museums in Rome.

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